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5 Things You Can Do With Your Time Instead Of Hauling Your Stuff To Storage

Doorage is your choice Chicago storage company that takes the ‘rage’ out of ‘storage.’ Basically, we just make storing your belongings stupidly simple and easy.

Here’s how it works: Using our handy-dandy storage calculator, figure out roughly how many storage boxes and what kind you’ll need. Schedule a delivery and we’ll drop off your empty storage boxes for free (if you need more later or order too much, don’t worry. Whether we’re picking them up or dropping them off, empties are always free).

Take up to two weeks to pack up your items and document what is going into which box using your Doorage online account (you can even upload pictures to make it easy). Then, schedule a pickup and we’ll come pick up your stuff and take it to our secure climate-controlled storage warehouse. When you need it back, log into your account and pick what boxes you’ll need and schedule a drop-off. It’s seriously that easy.

So, why do you need this? Well, your other option is to rent a moving truck and haul your items yourself to the nearest Chicago storage facility (hint: it’s probably not close). This takes way more time and money than storing with Doorage — where, by the way, you only pay for the cubic footage you use. That means no more paying for a giant unit that’s half empty (or half full, if you’re an optimist).

You’re probably thinking, “Wow, Doorage! You saved me so much time and money! What should I do with all this time and money?!?!?” Glad you asked, pal. We’ve got 5 ways to spend all this extra time below!  

5 Better Things To Do Than Your Haul Stuff To Storage

1 – Watch Game of Thrones. Like, all of it. Like, all 63.5 hours of it. Seriously, you know you’re not caught up. Don’t be that guy that goes to work and gets spoiled on Monday just because you spent your Sunday night driving to some middle-of-nowhere storage unit. Also, don’t be that guy that goes in on Monday and spoils everyone. If you do, then let’s be honest, you deserve to be stuck in traffic while hauling your stuff to storage.

2 – Learn how to slackline. You know those jabronies at the park that jump up and down on that rubber band thing that they set up between some trees? As much as you roll your eyes at them, we know you secretly want to do it. There’s no time like the present, so order a slackline off Amazon, wait two days for it to get here, and then make the most of the now by hitting up some local trees and trying your hand at slacklining.*

(*If you’re not breaking any laws and you’re being safe and your body is able to do it and other disclaimers).

3 – Write a poem. We’ll right one too! Here we go:

There once was a man who liked porridge

So much so he needed some more-idge

But he bought way too much

Saw that our business was clutch

And now stores his porridge with Doorage*

*Another disclaimer, we can’t actually store food at our warehouse for safety reasons but we NEEDED A RHYME OKAY. Also, we don’t really know what ‘clutch’ means. Please send the nearest Gen Z-er our way to explain.

4 – Make an Instagram account for your pet. Because, why not? If there’s one thing your friends want, it’s more pictures of your cat. Trust us. They told us so.

5 – Do stuff that is actually worthwhile. Look, this is the whole reason we do what we do. We don’t want you to waste time that could be spent with your friends and family just so you can rent a Uhaul and drive an hour to the nearest storage facility and back. Let us do that for you. It’s our job, after all. Whether you’re catching up on a show, learning a new skill, or just eating dinner with your roommates, that’s so much more important than sitting in traffic.

Stop Wasting Time. Start Using Doorage.

So, what are you waiting for? The longer you wait to get started storing smarter with Doorage, the more time you waste. Head over to our storage calculator to get started today and leave the hassle of self-storage behind.

 

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What Customers are Saying

This is by far the best way to store your stuff…

Doorage is the best concept ever! Not only are the staff and employees super nice, they are extremely accommodating and friendly. I love the service and I would choose this company for my storage any day. Not only is this extremely convenient, they offer more than just a storage unit. The service is incredible, the storage facilities are beautiful, clean, and safe for personal belongings. And at any time if you need something from your storage unit, Doorage will deliver it to you! This is by far the best way to store your stuff without having to do all the heavy lifting yourself.

Kelley Palmer
5-Star Google Review

Hassle-free, convenient affordable…

Hassle-free, convenient and affordable. I cannot recommend Doorage enough. Not only do they offer a great service that someone should have thought of sooner, but they are also very accommodating with it. And most importantly, my stuff was picked up when I wanted it to be, stored safely and returned when I needed it to be.

Evan Kearney
5-Star Google Review

Great service, I’m spreading the word…

Set up pick up for my college student. Arrived on time, helped with odd items and hauled away in 30 minutes. Friendly, helpful and fair. Saved me time, money and the inconvenience of buying boxes, finding storage, and hauling it to the location from dorm room.
In August I’ll set up delivery to dorm room without me picking up a thing. Great service, I’m spreading the word.

Lisa Toon
5-Star Google Review

They were fast, considerate, careful…

I moved my Mom in with me and my family. She didn’t want to get rid of anything but we don’t have room for her stuff at my house so we looked into storage spaces and found Doorage.

First they came out with bins and clothing boxes. We spent the next couple of days filling the bins [and] boxes.

Doorage returned on a Sunday, the only day I was available. They took the boxes and bins, and shrink wrapped all the furniture, put protective packaging around the more important furniture, and hauled it all away.

They were fast, considerate, careful, polite, respectful and friendly. They joked around with my Mom yet were still very professional.

On top of all that, they were a little cheaper for the space we needed, and the money I saved on a Uhaul and days off of work, not to mention I barely lifted a finger in the whole ordeal, I would definitely recommend Doorage to absolutely anyone looking for storage.

Mike G.
5-Star Yelp Review

Crazy cheap compared to the competition…

Easily One of the Best Moving Experiences I’ve Ever Had

I contacted doorage to help me store my things temporarily while I was away for the summer. From pickup to final drop-off, everything was a breeze. Their eco bins save you the trouble of worrying about buying boxes and they break down (to save you money!) or wrap up any big items you might have.

I thought the website portal was very useful too. It’s an easy way to schedule pick-ups and deliveries and remember all the stuff you tossed into storage. Anytime I had a question or an issue I received a prompt response and solution to the problem! Nothing ever felt like a hassle.

Doorage is a great company to work with. I never felt like I was getting ripped off, and in fact many times the movers helped save me money. Mike and Dean are legit and made sure everything was handled smoothly and professionally! By the way, the ultimate costs ended up being crazy cheap compared to the competition. Really can’t recommend doorage enough.

Jassiem M.
5-Star Yelp Review

It was so quick and easy…

Doorage is a great company with great employees. They gave me a window of 7-1 and came shortly after 7 and left before 9. It was so quick and easy. They provided all the materials and took care of all the large items I had selected and even some that I forgot to add to my move. Sam was very great in helping with my billing. I am happy I selected them as the service has been fantastic.

Matthew R.
5-Star Yelp Review

Very professional and trustworthy…

We moved from a rental apartment to a new condo but had a gap of time before we could move into our new home.  Doorage was the perfect solution to our problem!  They dropped off bins and wardrobe boxes as scheduled.  Then, of course we underestimated how much stuff we had and they kindly dropped off more bins.  No problem!

Then they picked up all our stuff when we scheduled them, stored it and returned it on the day we moved in.  They were on-time, efficient, and worked well with both buildings to make it a smooth transition.  We didn’t have to hire movers (twice!) and find a storage unit for a short period of time.  It’s a brilliant solution for “gap coverage.”

Plus, Doorage was great to work with!  Very professional and trustworthy.  And Dean was awesome!  Efficient, friendly, and strong 🙂

Doorage definitely made a very stressful time much less stressful.  I would highly recommend Doorage to solve your storage problems!

Susan W.
5-Star Yelp Review

I would recommend them to anyone…

Mike and Jon O. are the GREATEST!! They were so friendly and helpful. Everything was packed up so quickly, neatly and efficiently. I would recommend them to anyone. It was SOO easy (for me). Thanks guys!!

Thea H.
5-Star Yelp Review

It saved us so much time and energy…

I recently moved in with my girlfriend and we had a bunch of extra furniture and misc. stuff that we no longer had space for.  I saw an ad on Facebook for Doorage and gave them a call.  Basically you schedule a pickup date, then they come and wrap and pack all your stuff for you, put it on their bright pink trucks, and bring it to their warehouse to store until you are ready to get it delivered back.  It saved us so much time and energy not having to pick and move the stuff to a storage facility ourselves.  We had some extremely fragile stuff including an expensive glass table and I was thoroughly impressed with their team and how they packed and moved everything with such great care!  It was snowy and wet that day and the crew made sure to wear booties and put big drop clothes down to protect all of our carpet and hardwood without us even asking!  The best thing is that they only charge you for the exact square footage of your items, which after doing some research turned out to be so much cheaper that renting a big storage unit and not utilizing all the space.  And the last storage unit I rented my dresser got water damaged and it was such a pain and hassle to get reimbursed.  I’ve already told all my friends and family about Doorage and would recommend them to anyone.  Also they donate some of their profits to breast cancer research and community programs which is awesome!

Bob O.
5-Star Yelp Review

I can’t believe how easy Doorage made this process…

Amazing Customer service! We needed to have a gigantic granite dining table and 6 matching chairs delivered and stored for a few months. I contacted Doorage initially for just a quote and called them on a Saturday to schedule the big move. I was worried because we had to have this extremely heavy table moved within a few days but Doorage was able to schedule us for the following Monday!

I can’t believe how easy Doorage made this process that my husband and I had been dreading! They brought with them all the necessary packaging supplies for a fair price and did an amazing job making sure our ridiculously heavy table was safely wrapped. They quickly and efficiently were able to get this gigantic dining table down the front porch steps! Everybody I talked to, starting from the initial phone call to all the movers were so pleasant and professional. We thought they must have been in business for a long time because of their extensive knowledge and expertise and were surprised to learn they are a newer company!

We are so thankful for their services and feel very confident that our possessions are being well taken care of considering how well each piece was taken care of at pick up! Definitely will continue to use for our storage needs!

Yurie Kim
5-Star Facebook Review

An extension of my home…

Beyond self storage, this company really is an extension of my home!

Luke Gifford
5-Star Facebook Review